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Galle Face Hotel

2, Galle road, Colombo Galle face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Area: Colombo Galle face Green Number of Rooms: 81
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Very Good

7.6

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1165 reviews

Value for Money
6.9
Location
9.0
Staff Performance
7.1
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
7.3
Room Comfort/Standard
7.7
Food/Dining
7.7
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Colin H. Couples New Zealand, December 5, 2012
Old world charm

Amazing setting, beautiful building and views
7.7
Lovely hotel with many positives, but try and book the Regency wing as this has been renovated. Other rooms are more basic
Marc L. Solo travelers United States of America, December 4, 2012
The only place to stay in Colombo

The ambiance and the staff and the history
9.3
The other upscale Colombo hotels are pretentious Disneylands. The Galle Face is the real thing.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Take three-wheelers around town. It's fun and cheap. Get a price before you get in.
Andrew B. Solo travelers United Kingdom, December 4, 2012
beautiful but badly managed

beautiful pool and verandah restaurant
6.7
the galleface is a superb building but management are only interested in making money....charges for rooms, wifi etc are too high, and there are literally 3 weddings a day every day with 100's of guests which really spoil the peace and quiet of the hotel
Hotel Feature Tip: stay somewhere else quieter and cheaper and just buy a dailly pool ticket or use the restaurants
Sarah O. Couples Australia, December 4, 2012
Lovely hotel with big rooms and a good view

The pool and view
8.3
We had a lovely two night stay at the galle face hotel. Our room had a great view and was very big and kept very clean. The buffet breakfast was great and the Internet and computer facilities also made our stay easy and efficient. The hotel also booked us a driver for three days, the only Downside was the loud music from a wedding downstairs playing until quite late. Thank you
Derek F. Solo travelers United Kingdom, December 4, 2012
Comfortable stay in luxury historic hotel

location, dining on the verandah, pool with a view
7
Stayed in the old wing facing Galle Face Green. On the first day, there was a loud concert and the music made the old windows shake. Don't stay on this side if you see a stage outside the main entrance.However, the room and the bathroom were large and had a comfortable stay in this historic hotel. There seemed to be a constant procession of Sri Lankan wedding parties which adds colour and a local touch to the lobby. Highly recommended.
Bill G. Couples Australia, December 3, 2012
Regency Wing and restaurant are wonderful

Location and atmosphere
7.7
initially booked a suite in old wing - looked like it had not been swept since 1864 and street noise was excessive - but arranged transfer to regency suite. very grand indeed! fine dining restaurant and seafood buffet by the seafront were excellent.
Andrew B. Solo travelers United Kingdom, December 3, 2012
Amazing old colonial architecture and charm

the architecture, the pool, the food
6.7
I have been staying at The Galleface for 25 years. It has always retained a certain magic because of its location and history. But the rooms in the classic wing are now seiously overpriced. Service is friendly but incompetent. And the Sri Lankan weddings with their rowdy disco parties which occurred EVERY afternoon and night i stayed in the hotel ballroom, seriously infringe on guests peace, quiet and privacy. Still i may stay again. The hotel itself is beautiful. Book a night if you love colonial architecture and history, and see if that, and the good food outweighs the inconveniences
Shopping Tip: You have to visit BAREFOOT, its a home interiors shop, the biggest brach is at Bamblipittiya, a 15 minute walk up the galleroad. It has amazing softfurnishing and a fantastic garden cafe and art gallery. one of the nicest places on the island
Karen J. Business travelers United Kingdom, December 3, 2012
Lovely hotel of another era

Regency rooms
4.3
Regency rooms are quite nice but never stay in old part.. I stayed along time ago and it was pretty run down but had certain charm . It was very inexpensive so one did not worry too much. But now it is far too expensive , more run down . And really unacceptable. Service is appalling, food to good,, staff unhelpful. Would never stay again.
Lorraine T. Solo travelers Australia, December 1, 2012
Wonderful setting, very historical

The outdoors areas, verandah, garden and pool excellent
7.7
A grand old hotel, rooms in Classic section very jaded and a bit musty, but overall the service is wonderful, the food great, and the outside areas fantastic. Staff were exceptional.
Hotel Feature Tip: Many weddings are held here, this you a chance to see all the preparations, the brides and grooms and their attendants, and also in some cases the Kandyan Dancers performing a welcome in the foyer.
Azusa O. Groups Japan, November 30, 2012
Lovely traditional hotel

nice location
9.3
Our room was upgraded to suite, which was huge! Food was excellent, relaxing in and by the pool was really nice.
Nightlife Tip: Although hotel restaurants are very good, there are food stalls along Galle Face.

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